There's not much separation between the top teams in the Central Division, and sorting that out isn't easy this week.
The Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers have joined the Tampa Bay Lightning in contending for the lead in the division. The Hurricanes and Panthers meet for the second time in three nights when they match up Thursday in Raleigh, N.C.
"It comes down to who's going to be better in that game," Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov said. "It comes down to who's going to execute better in those situations."